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Omicron 10-11-2003 06:21 PM

Colorado
 
Any RX-8 owners out there from Colorado, or am I the first to get one?

Bolder8 10-12-2003 08:30 PM

There are a few here from what I can gather. Picked mine up last week and love it! Saw another one on the road for the first time Saturday morning.

Digisan 10-12-2003 11:30 PM

Ordered in Jan, picked it up in July, first allotment.

Omicron 10-15-2003 10:17 AM

Bolder8, you might have seen me Saturday as I was down Denver way to get my car detailed. Mine's Titanium... is that the color you saw?

So where did you both get your cars? I got mine at Mazda of Lakewood and have been really happy with them.

Kewl 10-19-2003 04:30 PM

How about New Mexico.....I'm in Albuquerque. I've only seen one other RX8 around town, but surely there are more.

Jazzman 10-19-2003 07:20 PM

I got mine in early Sept. I was trying to figure out the best license plates (color) for my car, and settled for the old personalized blue plates that I had on my Miata. I didn't want green or white ones.

2004 Titanium Gray 6 speed sport with Navigation. Black cloth seats. I'm in Castle Rock.

ozbot87 10-20-2003 12:11 AM

Response to KEWL
 
Hey dude, I live in Socorro, (70 miles south). I saw a red RX-8 on I-25 approaching the Big I (I have the driver a thunbs up showing my approval). I also saw a yellow one in Los Alamos and a green one here in Socorro.

By the way, at what dealer did you get your car?

doccable 11-02-2003 07:28 PM

Hi all -
I'm just curious if anyone would be interested in setting up a meet in Ft. Collins some weekend soon, assuming the weather is good.
-Doc

serff 11-10-2003 04:13 AM

I've been drooling over the 8 since like January of this year. I haven't bought one yet (almost did in july, then my wife told me she was pregnant...:D ), but my heart is set on one. I should have one within a year, so it is good to hear there are other colorado people on here as well. We will all have to get together for a drive.

Digisan 11-10-2003 04:51 AM

Mountain people coming out of the woodwork, nice :)

serff 11-10-2003 05:24 AM

haha...nice. where you at digisan? I'm in denver. out by the airport

Omicron 11-10-2003 10:49 PM


Originally posted by doccable
Hi all -
I'm just curious if anyone would be interested in setting up a meet in Ft. Collins some weekend soon, assuming the weather is good.
-Doc

I'm up for that! I'm in Longmont. PM me if you want to talk more and set this up.

Digisan 11-11-2003 10:35 PM


Originally posted by serff
haha...nice. where you at digisan? I'm in denver. out by the airport
I'm located in Colorado Springs, just down the block :)

Icanrel-8 11-23-2003 11:29 PM

Hi, all,

I'm new to posting --just joined but frequent lurker. Love the vehicle, will probably buy before year end. Don't know if you'd want me to join a meet (I'm in Denver) but I'd love to check out what you think of your 8s.

BTW, now that it has snowed, anybody gone out? How is the car in snow? I'm spoiled by 4wd, but wonder if the 8 does ok in winter driving. Do you feel the need to buy snow tires? Thanks...

serff 11-24-2003 12:04 AM


Originally posted by Icanrel-8
Hi, all,

I'm new to posting --just joined but frequent lurker. Love the vehicle, will probably buy before year end. Don't know if you'd want me to join a meet (I'm in Denver) but I'd love to check out what you think of your 8s.

BTW, now that it has snowed, anybody gone out? How is the car in snow? I'm spoiled by 4wd, but wonder if the 8 does ok in winter driving. Do you feel the need to buy snow tires? Thanks...

Welcome to the forum (or at least to posting)! ;) I'm in the same boat as you, don't own one yet, but really want one. Any way, about your question about the snow. There are a ton of posts from people in Canada saying that IF you have snow tires, the 8 drives great. Almost everyone that I have read says don't even try to drive it in the snow with the stock performance tires. you won't get any where except into a curb or someone elses car. I'm planning on buying either just snow tires, or probably 17" wheels and some blizzacks or something like that. The new wheels and tires might be cheaper in the long run, don't know though. haven't looked into it that much. I've just heard that 18" winter tires can run from like $800-1500.

Hope that helps. What kind of 8 are you lookin to get?

serff

Icanrel-8 11-24-2003 10:06 PM

Hey, thanks for the welcome! I already like it here.

I'm close enough to a decision on all the options, etc., to say that I'm going to buy a 6spd, probably a GT, with nav ( I work in real estate, so I can excuse it as a work requirement...), color Titanium or silver. Haven't chosen an interior color, so I'll probably see what's on the way in on the truck. Probably prefer black...

So if folks in Canada are dealing with snow, I can. Besides, there is only snow on the ground for a few actual days here, and I own a 1965 Land Rover for days when it may be too deep for Mazda.

Or, maybe I can just swap over my Rover's studded snows in the winter... give the car about 14 inches of clearance... the Rocky Mountain Edition RX-8! :D

Omicron 11-25-2003 11:54 AM

LOL!!!!!! :D :D :D I can just see an RX-8 with them big 'ol SUV meats on it!!! ROTFLMAO!!!! :D :D :D

Welcome, Icanrel-8. Glad to have you here.

Serff and Icanrel-8, as far as I'm concerned, you guys are BOTH welcome at a meet if and when we have one, regardless of whether or not you have an 8 of your own yet. If you think you'd like to come, please come over to the "Meet in Colorado?" thread one level up, here https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.p...threadid=14603 and put your name on unofficial list of interested parties.

doccable 12-02-2003 03:45 PM

I made the mistake of pricing snow tires, found out that pretty much no one makes tires that will fit the 18" wheels, at least of reasonable cost, that will fit into the wheel wells. I was told that I could buy a set of 17" wheels and snow tires starting around $1500... and that's before messing around with the tire pressure sensors... I think my RX will stay in the garage when it snows. :(

serff 12-02-2003 04:00 PM

does anyone know if it has been discovered that the 16" stock rims from the non-GT model will fit over the breaks of the GT? This might bring cost down too...

Omicron 12-02-2003 05:16 PM

Good idea Serff, but I have not looked into it. I drive my GC whenever the roads get crappy... not only because it has mass, traction, and 4 wheel drive, but also because it won't break my heart if someone hits me. If somebody did that to my '8, the way I feel aout it right now I'd prolly break down and cry on the spot. :)

Doc, I'm interested in snow tires too, and/or alternate wheels that'll work with the TPMS. I paid attention for a while in the wheel and tire forum, and came to the conclusion that I could either (a) spend a bunch of money to get wheels now that will accept the TPMS transmitters (like $500/wheel and up) or I could (b) get a set of replacement wheels from Mazda, same as what's on the car now, for about $400 each, including sensors, or (c) wait a year or so till more 18" rims are on the market.

I chose (c) because TPMS is becoming required by law in '05, so I figure pretty much all aftermarket wheels will be made to take the sensors by end of next year. Also this'll mean prices will come down. And finally, I need to force myself to drive my GC anyway or it'll just rot away. :D

BTW, there is a good deal on 18" snow tires on eBay... check this out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2446406089 .

So Mazda factory wheels, $1600 + Dunlop M2 $400 = $2000. A set of used wheels in the "for sale" forum here seem to go for around $600 for a set of 4. Tire pressure sensors are $75-$100 each.

gpsvorndb 12-08-2003 11:44 AM

I've been watching the board for awhile. Just registered. Bought my car at Mazda of Lakewood in July. Winning Blue, everything except Nav. 6,200 miles, no issues. Previous Mazdas: '82 RX-7, '73 REPU, '90 Miata.

serff 12-08-2003 12:41 PM

nice, welcome to the board! How are you liking hte car so far?

Omicron 12-08-2003 10:47 PM


Originally posted by gpsvorndb
I've been watching the board for awhile. Just registered. Bought my car at Mazda of Lakewood in July. Winning Blue, everything except Nav. 6,200 miles, no issues. Previous Mazdas: '82 RX-7, '73 REPU, '90 Miata.
Hey, welcome! And Mazda of Lakewood is where I bought MY car. :D

So you interested in joining us for a meet, sometime in the spring?

gpsvorndb 12-15-2003 09:59 AM

Sorry for the late reply. I've been offline for awhile.

A meet next spring would be fun. Or, anytime sooner providing the roads are in decent shape.

Omicron 12-15-2003 10:14 AM

Excellent! Keep an eye on the "Meet" thread in this forum for more info.


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